Bob Bunting, The Reefer single work   short story   adventure  
Issue Details: First known date: 1867 1867
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Story of the son of a Devon country gentleman who leaves the family nest to go to sea with the East India company in 1831 as midshipman. Aboard, he is quickly involved in a fight, and becomes the pet of the lady's salon. He slowly learns the ropes of sailing and falls in love on the voyage to India. He goes home to England again a confirmed sailor. (PB)

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work has minor references to India.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1867
Serialised by: The Australian Journal 1865 periodical (891 issues)
Serialised in The Australian Journal 2.71 (5 January 1867) 297-301; 2.72 (12 January 1867) 313-318.
Last amended 17 Nov 2009
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